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5 speakers 15 minutes each
Sat 20th Feb 2016
On Sustainable Fashion at Selfridges
The Ultralounge, Selfridges
Stacey Dooley is one of Britain's most loved documentary presenters. Fashion conscious Stacey's life took an unexpected turn when she travelled to India in 2007 for the BBC3 series Blood, Sweat and T-Shirts to live and work alongside the people in the Indian fashion industry making clothes for the UK High Street. Upon her return to the UK, Stacey began campaigning against child labour, organising events to raise money for charities and has since embarked on a series of investigations both at home and abroad. Her series, Stacey Dooley Investigates addressed topics ranging from sex trafficking to underage sex slavery in Cambodia and the dark side of tourism in Thailand and Kenya. Stacey has also presented four series of Show Me What You’re Made Of for CBBC, in which young British children adopt the lifestyles of child factory workers abroad. In 2015, her BBC3 documentary Beaten By My Boyfriend looked at domestic abuse in the UK, and another series investigated cannabis smuggling. Last Christmas Stacey presented the Christmas special of Don’t Tell the Bride.
Lucy Siegle is a leading UK journalist on environmental issues and ethical consumerism, and a regular presenter on The One Show. She has a weekly column in the Observer and created the paper’s Observer Ethical Awards (OEAs), which have been running for over eight years. In September 2012, she directed and produced Green Cut, an acclaimed short film on sustainable style. She is the author of To Die For: Is Fashion Wearing Out the World?, an impassioned exposé of the inhumane and environmentally devastating story behind the clothes we casually buy and wear. Lucy Siegle is co-founder of The Green Carpet Challenge with Livia Firth. The pair launched a collection of handbags for Gucci at Paris fashion Week for which the leather was sourced from the world's first accredited zero deforestation manufacturers in Brazil. @lucysiegle
Storm Keating is a Positive Luxury brand ambassador, television producer, director, writer, and model. She is also one half of power couple 'Ronan and Storm', along with her musician husband, Ronan Keating. Together they are an advocate of all the best things in life - relationships, happiness and authenticity. In her career, Storm has produced a vast range of programmes including The X Factor, Masterchef, The Voice and The Apprentice. Her public profile finds her a regular fixture on red carpets and working with fashion designers or endorsing brands. Currently Storm is writing her first film, while juggling the development and growth of numerous business ventures she shares with Ronan. These include a rapidly expanding independent coffee company and an Irish based music management/ production house. Between her travel and work commitments, Storm proudly makes time to support numerous charities including Cancer Research UK, Cancer Council Australia and The Marie Keating Foundation. From launching campaigns & fundraisers to speaking on a panel of influential women at Plan's Women's Innovation Fund 2015, her efforts are unprejudiced and tackle a broad spectrum of issues from human rights and underprivileged global communities to various forms of cancer.
David Hieatt started working at Saatchi in London, before moving back to his hometown of Cardigan in Wales and creating a clothing company called Howies, producing eco-friendly t- shirts, jeans and sportswear. This led him to start The DO Lectures, which each year invites a set of creatives to gives lectures on their business or idea, which inspires others to go out and follow their passion. His latest venture, Hiut Denim, was founded to bring jean manufacturing back to Cardigan, a town that used to make 35,000 pairs of jeans a week before the factory shut down. The Hiut factory now makes 100 pairs of jeans a week and employs 15 people. Each pair takes 80 minutes to make, involving 75 processes. Hiut jeans are made to last and the company offers free repairs for life. David Hieatt is one of Selfridges’ Bright New Things and, for their Selfridges window display, Hiut Denim will be promoting their No Wash Club, encouraging customers not to wash their jeans for at least six months. @hiutdenim
Cameron Saul launched the Bottletop Foundation in 2002 with his father Roger, founder of British luxury fashion brand Mulberry. At the heart of the campaign was a handbag made from recycled bottle tops in Africa that was lined with Mulberry leather in Europe. The bestselling design was heralded as a sensation by the international fashion press, generating local employment and raising vital funds for grass roots education projects in Africa. The Bottletop Fashion Company was founded in 2012 by Oliver Wayman and Cameron Saul and funds the operation of the Bottletop Foundation, using contemporary art and music to raise funds and awareness for education projects that tackle teenage health issues such as HIV/AIDS, drug abuse and teenage pregnancy. The Bottletop Foundation supports young people in Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Brazil and the UK. @Bottletoppers